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Rank and Name, Fireman First Class James Robert Akers.
Unit/placed in, USS Spence (DD-512) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
James was born on June 23, 1923 in West Baden Springs, Orange County, Indiana.
Father, John H. Akers.
Mother, Mattie (Purkhiser) Akers.
Sister, Marjorie Akers.
James entered the service from Indiana with service number # 6348736.
James was KIA during the typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea, when the ship Sunk, on Dec. 18, 1944, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
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